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by Paul on 07/18/06 at 03:14 PM ET
Neil Smith is no longer general manager of the New York Islanders. Sources tell TSN the Islanders are expected to make a formal announcement to that effect shortly.update 3:41pm, from TSN (same link),
The team announced that they have fired Smith and have hired former Islanders goaltender Garth Snow as the new general manager. "I spoke with Garth at length throughout the spring about the general manager's position and he really impressed me with his passion and his knowledge," said Islanders owner Charles Wang. "When the job opened up, the choice was an easy one. Garth knows the league as well as anyone, has an eye for talent and understands how our staff works as a team. Most importantly, Garth is a man of integrity, someone I trust will work hard, be creative and represent the Islanders with dignity."
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